"Armistice Day" On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the "Great War", the "War to End All Wars" came to an end. When I was a kid in the 30s, it was called Armistice Day. What I appreciate about that naming is that it focuses on the cessation of war; it focuses on peace. I also understand and support its being renamed to Veterans Day. We all owe a great debt to those who have served in our military, especially those who have been in combat. I was commissioned in the USAF in 1957 and was discharged before the Viet Nam War; so I never had to put my life on the line. I deeply respect and honor those who have. What hopefully we have learned from the Viet Nam war is that it is possible to honor all of those who fight in a war while at the same time opposing the war itself. Our ultimate goal is peace.
This photo is named "The Remains of the Fire." Our hearts and minds are with all of the people of California affected by the devastating fires.